The Vawdrey House

In the press...

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards

Shortlisted - Interior Design

Fabulous news this summer that our Montacute Down project is shortlisted for an award with The Sunday Times.

Winners announced late September 2017.

Watch this space!


Period Living

'Practically Perfect'

May 2017

One of our earliest London projects made our second feature in Period Living in May 2017.

Our Addison Gardens project looked stunning in a nine-page feature on blending contemporary design with period property.

Words by Katherine Sorrell

Photography by Polly Eltes

Full article to follow...



'Roller Coaster Ride'

April 2017

We were very pleased to have our second feature in Livingetc in April 2017.

Our Nevill Park project got a seven page feature in the Homes section. You can see more of this project, complete with plans and here...

Words by Katherine Sorrell

Production by Mary Weaver

Photography by Paul Massey

Full article to follow...

Don't Move Improve

New London Architecture

January 2017

We are proud to have been long-listed in the 2017 Don't Move Improve awards.  

Our Sterndale Road project features in the awards magazine and is part of the exhibition at The Building Centre until the end of March.


'Period Drama'

November 2016

Very exciting to see our client's lovely home on the cover of Livingetc! 

Our Montacute Down project gets a ten page feature inside.

Words by Katherine Sorrell

Production by Mary Weaver

Photography by Paul Raeside

Interior Design Yearbook 2017

British Institute of Interior Design

'Bringing the old into the new'

Our Montacute Down project also appears in the 2017 BIID Yearbook.

Photography by Siobhan Doran

Cover shows th2designs with photography courtesy of Oliva Karsenbarg

Period Living

'A home for life'

September 2016

Our Madeira Park client was kind enough to let Period Living magazine into their home in Tunbridge Wells for a feature, and the house looks fantastic.

Words by Katherine Sorrell

Photography by Polly Eltes

Cover photo by Douglas Gibb

The Architects' Journal

'New Practice'

30.10.15 - 06.11.15

We were very proud to appear alongside the likes of Caruso St John and David Chipperfield in AJ in October 2015.

The Vawdrey House was featured in AJ's New Practice column, written by Laura Mark.

Photography by Siobhan Doran

Read the full article here...

Interior Design Yearbook 2016

British Institute of Interior Design

'Prime Spot Period Home'

Our First Avenue project appears in the 2016 BIID Yearbook.

Photography by Siobhan Doran

Cover shows Queenslea Drive, Claremont, designed by Michael Patroni of spaceagency architects, with furniture by Salvatore Fazzari of Mobilia. Photography by Joel Barbitta

FX Magazine

'One to Watch'

November 2015

The Vawdrey House is excited to be 'One to Watch' for FX Magazine, in an article written by Emily Martin. The piece features our MSL Group Office, Felicity J Lord branches and Cullenders Deli.

Photography by Siobhan Doran

Read the full article here...



'Are you ready to drool?'

September 15th 2015

It was fantastic to have our Sterndale Road project chosen as a highlight of the Open House London weekend - Metro picked just seven houses to recommend to visitors planning their weekend - from the 700 opening their doors.

Written by Andrea Dean

See the whole Open House event here...


On Office

'The Shredder'

November 2015

The Vawdrey House’s Graeme Montague has a few things he’d like to put into the shredder.



'Lighting talk'

Feb/March 2015

Paul James, editor of Mondo, talks to Jennifer Hamilton, founder of interior design practice, The Vawdrey House, about the importance of light in her work.

Projects featured were First Avenue, Madeira Park, Rowan Road and Cullenders Deli.

All photography by Siobhan Doran

See the full article here...


Total Lighting

'10 Minutes with Jennifer Hamilton'

August 2014

Jennifer Hamilton discusses light pollution, Patricia Urquiola, candles and the disappearance of the E27 golfball lamp...

Lighting Magazine

'Lust for Light'

February 2014

Jennifer Hamilton, Director, The Vawdrey House choses her favourite luminaire and lamp designs. 

Read the full article here...

More about us

Established by Jennifer Hamilton in 2012, The Vawdrey House offers a unique combination of bespoke design, strategic thinking and creative flair.

Now a RIBA Chartered Practice, we bring architecture and interior design together to create spaces which work for you from the inside out.

Jennifer Hamilton and Graeme Montague, two thirds of The Vawdrey House trio, have a shared history as Directors of award winning design consultancy MoreySmith, working with clients such as Sony Music, EMI Music, Cadbury and Channel 4 as well as on high end residential refurbishments.

Third partner Ian Chapman, a RIBA Chartered Architect, adds his expertise in contemporary architecture for exciting educational and public spaces.

Their combined experience of 55 years in the industry brings a level of professionalism and creativity to the design and management of your project which is invaluable.

Working across London and the South of England we have a growing portfolio of happy clients and inspiring spaces.

With a small, select team of designers and architects, The Vawdrey House is passionate about what we do and most of all, want you to love it too.

Whether for your home, or a public space, we take the time to get to know you, understand your requirements and find exciting design solutions for your project. Our 'top to toe' design approach involves bringing the client into the process, designing a space for you, with you.

Close affiliations with brand consultants plus graphic and web design teams mean we can also provide a fully coordinated scheme for your retail or business space, down to website, menus or signage, whatever is required.

We work closely with you throughout, following everything through to the smallest detail, and helping you through the process.
That is what we believe makes a great design, even better.

We are design-led, and like to review the way the whole building works, understanding how you use the spaces and suggesting functional and layout changes to improve the way the spaces work together. We design the exterior architecture, the internal layouts and all the interior design and fittings, right down to furniture and accessories. 

We progress the design in stages, working up the outline usually with a multitude of options in the first instance, then gradually firm up the scheme as you clarify which direction you want to go in. Once we have the overall scheme in place we work into the detail and start to specify every element, ending in a production package incorporating everything you need to tender and construct the project.

We can also manage the entire process for you, putting together the project team, gaining planning consent and party wall awards, finding contractors, tendering the works, managing the building contract and monitoring the works on site.

We stick with you to the end, ensuring all snagging is resolved, and produce a completion pack with all necessary certificates, guarantees, maintenance and supplier contact info so you have everything in one place.

Have a browse through our latest projects and see the end results!